Thanks for your advice and tips. Great to see another developer reaching for financial independence. :)
I've been doing a mix of remote and in-office work over the years. Remote work is incredibly fun, especially when mixed with travel, developer events, the outdoors, hanging out with friends/family. On the other hand, I do enjoy the rush of the morning commute and buzz of a busy office. And the office work definitely brings in the money, enabling me to move toward financial independence that much faster.
My plan for the next few years is to do 6-9 month stints of full-time / in-office work followed by 3-6 month stints of remote / holidaying / side-project work.
Great advice about income streams and investing. Having a big cash buffer means I can always take a "pit stop" and learn some new skills or try to launch my own product, then go back into regular paid work. Having longer-term growth investments is a way to fuel myself in 20-30 years time.
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